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Does Refinancing Impact my Credit Score?

Ever thought about refinancing your car loan or mortgage? Then you’ve probably wondered what will happen to your credit score if you do refinance.
 

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GAP Insurance can help protect you

Understanding Guaranteed Auto Protection (GAP) Insurance

When you finance your new or used car or truck, you will probably be asked if you want to purchase GAP Insurance. While you may be hesitant to spend more money, this coverage could prove a smart choice in the event of a car accident.

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Tips for Test Driving a Car in the Hudson Valley

A lot of car shoppers worry about negotiating with the dealerships. But before you can even think about that, you have to master your test drive.

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What do Deferments and Forbearances Mean?

Navigating financial hardships is intimidating enough, and trying to understand the various options and terminology only makes asking for help feel scarier. But help for both consumer loans – things like car loans, personal loans, and credit cards...

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What is a Debt-to-Income Ratio (DTI)?

Chances are, you know that your credit score is going to be a critical factor in how lenders will decide whether or not to give you a loan. But, your debt-to-income ratio (DTI) is a number you need to be familiar with, too, especially if you plan on...

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Car Refinancing

Top 4 Things to Consider Before Refinancing Your Car

Refinancing an existing car loan is one way to save some money and lower your debt. We’ve rounded up the top four things to consider before talking to your bank or credit union about a refi.

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The Top 5 Car Buying Mistakes

It is so easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of buying a new car or truck, but there are common car buying mistakes that can make the experience difficult. How can you avoid car buying regret? This article breaks down the five biggest mistakes...

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The Top 4 Credit Questions

You know your credit is important. You know you have a score, and reports. But the rest is a bit of a mystery, and kind of a scary mystery at that. The good news is understanding credit doesn’t have to be mysterious or intimidating....

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How to Buy a Car From a Private Seller

Sometimes you don’t find your dream car at the dealership but from a private seller: a friend, neighbor, or even a complete stranger whose advertisement you happened to see.

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